Hidden in the caves and on the peaks of the Twilmagne Mountains
are tiny glowing mushrooms, the muramura. Using their bioluminescence, these little shrooms light up the caves giving it in an eerie, yet somehow pleasant, green hue.
Once a year, on the festival of Vlezma Dopari
, they release their spores amass and cover the caves and peaks in a sea of microscopic green dots. The spores are bioluminescent for a very brief moment. Dwarfs who have a view of the Twilmange Mountains can see it light up that one time of the year.
After the spores have settled, they branch out through the rocks of the mountain and begin to grow. These mushrooms are truly tiny. The first stage of their growth, when a stem and cap have formed, they are just 3 millimeters in height with a cap of 1 millimeter. It is almost impossible to see it with the naked eye. When they are fully grown after three weeks, they stand at most 40 millimeters tall with a cap of 20 millimeter wide.
The muramura thrives on bacteria and minerals found in the rocks of the mountains. The chemical reaction when processing their food makes the mushrooms emit a faint green light. As long as their biolumeniscence is active, the muramura lives. When it stops, the cap folds back and the stem shrinks, leaving behind a shell.
Some dwarfs claim that they have found the muramura at the Irrena Summit
or in the caves of Plymbalt Rise
. However, a few researchers from Morach
have found evidence that the mushrooms found in these mountains are different. That said, they can understand the confusion because they look very similar.